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and important story. >> a busy night ahead. that's for sure. >> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. . >>> "outfront" next, we're in mobile, alabama, tonight, where the disabled cruise ship, the "triumph," is set to dock. more than 4,000 people have been stranded at sea for five days on the ship, and tonight, we're going to hear from the passengers, we're going to bring you updates on the horrible conditions that some of them have faced on board. we have finally come to the last act of this drama. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, we are waiting for more than 4,000 people to arrive, after being stranded on a carnival cruise ship that lost power after an engine fire on sunday. 3,142 passengers and 1,086 crew members have been stuck on the "carnival triumph" for five day. they've had no hot water, they've had limited food, they've had few working toilets. here is the latest. at this moment, we understand that the ship is about 25 miles away from the dock where i'm standing. it's traveling at about six mil
after i dropped him off. >> erin's third grade son bear was in the front hallway of sandy hook elementary school when the shooling began and a teacher saved his life. erin is joining us from washington. erin, it's been almost two months now and there's a lot of people who are still struggling. first of all, just give us a sense of how you and bear and your family are doing right now. >> we are doing as well as can be expected. our entire community is struggling and we will struggle for quite some time. all things considered, we're back to a new normal routine and i'm just trying to move forward. >> erin, can you tell us what it is like to be in that room? we saw that gentleman there very emotional about losing his own child. i can imagine that there's a lot of things you're thinking about and feeling when you're in that room and you hear that day being replayed over and over. >> it's particularly emotional. i don't think there were hardly any of us there with dry eyes and yet we've heard these stories before. so i think the impact on the legislators and those of you at home wat
because it is just a story, and carnival could move on and still be a cruise tall tale. >> erin, back to you. what's the latest out there? >> well, we are waiting here and less than a mile here and as you have heard all of the people on board tell us, they can see the land and that is the big moment, and less than a mile away, and that means it is slowing down. so it could come and bd dock here any time and within the next 30 minutes as soon as that, and could take longer and then another four to five hours to get everybody off of the ship, but the hardest thing is the actual docking, because to give the viewers a sense, it is 200,000 tons and 2 1/2 football fields long and no stabilizer and no brakes. so you can imagine that parking the ship which is what it will do when it dox at -- it docks heret at the mobile port is going to be a dicey situation, and they want to make it right. that is why it is not as quick as you might think and it could take 30 or 90 minutes before people are really able to start getting off of that ship. we are here and waiting. more and more families a
of what is going on dockside there in mobile, alabama, and erin burnett there all day and night to make sure she has been there for this moment. and you see the ship creeping, and what do you see? >> after what they have been through in the last few days, they said, the most important moment is when they saw land. through my microphone, you can hear the families cheering and not too many, but some families have come as far away from families who have driven 10 or 11 hours from paris, texas, to come here to pick up their wife and daughter, and it is just sort of fun looking up. i have to say that standing on the ground here and many people have either been on cruises or seen cruises, and they are lit up and big party mobiles in a sense, but this is amazing, because it is completely dark. >> that is exactly right. alternative power they have been running on there, erin. >> yes, and exactly. and so they have been waving signs and you saw i miss my cat, and sweet home, alabama, you can see there, and all sorts of homemade signs, but a lot of people that we talked to on the ship were saying,
hours away or new orleans which is three hours away. >>> erin, thank you very much. to call this a big night, a very busy night would be understating it. as we wait for that crippled cruise ship to come in, we have other breaking news. the remains have been positively identified as killer ex-cop christopher dorner. and another major crime spree developing as well. the world being rocked by the arrest of a sports hero who inspired all of us. oscar pistorius, the olympic blade runner now charged with murdering his girlfriend. we will begin now with this breaking news out at sea. thousands of people waiting for their ship to come in literally. exclusive view of the carnival triumph under tow. barely inching its way forward. it is heading into the port of mobile, alabama right now about 16 miles off shore. the cruise line expects it to arrive at some time after 11:30 eastern time. a tow line broke under the strain of this massive vessel. what you're looking at, exclusive video of the ship. and some other exclusive video. a look at the revolting conditions that more than 4,200 passengers an
icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. power past pain. >>> erin burnett is going "outfront" with more on the cruise ship triumph and the first lawsuit filed. you knew this was coming. >> absolutely. it only took about 24 hours. we have the first lawsuit filed against carnival cruise lines. and also, get to the heart of the investigation which matters not just to the 4,000 people who were on board the carnival "triumph" but the 10 million americans that cruise every year. and that is, kate, how bad was this fire? if it was a bad fire, that's a very serious thing. fit wasn't bad, how come it was still able to take out five of the six generators, each of which are the size of a bus? on this ship? both of these questions are very troubling. we're going to be talking about that, about that lawsuit, and get some answers on that coming up at the top of the hour. back to you. >> a lot of questions still remaining in that investigation. "erin burnett out front" at the top of the hour. >>> here's a very different story. maybe you have a disaster kit, bottled water, canned food, flash
more coming up on this story. erin burnett is going "outfront" on this story. that follows "the situation room" at 7:00 p.m. >>> carnival cruise line confronting a pr nightmare. we're going to talk about that, what they have done wrong, what they have done right, and a lot more as the carnival "triumph" slowly, slowly makes its way to port. tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with a groundbreaking car. good. then invent an entirely new way to buy one. no. no. no. yes! a website that works like a wedding registry. but for a car. first, you customize it. then let people sponsor the car's parts as gifts. dad sponsors the engine for your birthday. grandma sponsors the rims for graduation. the car gets funded. then you pick up your new dodge dart at the
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